As I mentioned yesterday, I am now the Activities Co-Chair for the ward. I got called into the Bishop's office last week and really wasn't expecting a change of calling. I'd only been in the Elder's Quorum for a couple months and figured I'd stay there for some time, perhaps until I left the ward. But I was asked to change and was pretty happy about it.
I had mixed feelings about being the EQ Secretary. I actually do like to organize things, so that was fine. But I really prefer to organize things that I’m in charge of. As secretary I wasn’t really part of the presidency, though I certainly voiced my opinions as often as any of the others. It certainly wasn’t a horrible calling but I didn’t find it particularly fulfilling either.
This calling is an odd one. I realize that activities are important for a Single’s Ward, but they’re certainly not a Gospel necessity. It’s a little odd to think that no matter how good a job I do, it’s not really helping the work go forth. I guess I can focus on keeping people socially active, which I do believe is pretty vital for being an active member. I like my co-chair, I like the committee and it should be an enjoyable time.
I do however need ideas. Let me know what activities you have done that are worth repeating. I guess it would also be helpful to know activities that were colossal disasters. We need to get about 25 activities in per year and I certainly don’t have that many projects in my head.
Here’s my first activity that popped in my head today: American Gladiators. How random is that? And yet, how awesome. I just need to find some giant hamster wheels and we’ve got ourselves a good time.